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  1. Electrical
    I have a chandelier with an unusual mount. There are three notches, (see pic), evenly spaced around a cylindrical structure, which are supposed to attach to another structure with three screws sticking out of it. The three-screw structure anchors into the ceiling box and protrudes out...
  2. Electrical
    I have ZERO experience with electricity and also just bought a new house and have ZERO money for a professional. I replaced a simple pull chain, medium base, porcelain lampholder and it will not work. The original fixture was coming apart and the pull chain had fallen out. I got a $5 replacement...
  3. Electrical
    I am replacing a cooktop/wall oven with a free-standing range. Is it possible to (legally) somehow combine the existing 20A & 30A 220V circuits to make a 40A circuit for the range? I'd hate to have to purchase the heavy wire if there's another way. What size copper or aluminum is required...
  4. Electrical
    I recently rewired my garage and ran one 240 volt line of 10-3 from a thirty amp breaker. Now that I am installing all my new tools I end up needing two 20 amp outlets, but the tools actually only use 9 amps each. Is it safe to run both 20 amp outlets off of the 30 amp breaker, or should I...
  5. Appliances
    I'm having a peculiar problem. Various elements of my range work: downdraft fan, oven light, temperature probe, etc. However, the heating elements don't seem to be functioning. Earlier this week, I noticed a small pop, and saw a little bit of smoke coming from the back of the unit. Ever...
  6. Electrical
    Okay so trying to wire a breaker for my dryer. The landlord gave me a 30a breaker for the dryer but i only got 3 slots open and the breaker takes up four. as this is not my house i dont want to start investing in adding a sub panel. Is there anything else i can do? Can I put the bigger breaker...
  7. Electrical
    We recently purchaced a house built in 1977. The previous owner felt it was more important to have surround sound in the living room than heat. It is electric ceiling heat of some kind. It is 220. It has wires that run back and forth between two half inch sheets of sheetrock. Needless to...
  8. Electrical
    I'm trying to find a 500 watt dimmer switch with two interruptors with the dimmer in the middle. Does anyone know where I would find one? Would Home Depot have something like this? Thanks in advance for your help...Dan
  9. Electrical
    I live in orange country. I bought a house 6 months and I have been remodeling my house since then. I have an electrician guy who made 35 additions like candlelight and outlets. I have an electrical box of 40amps and He- electrical guy - knew that I was going to change the box soon . He did his...
  10. Electrical
    Hey, I moved into my home about 3 years ago. The home was originally built in 2001. Recently (like within the last four months) two of my smoke alarms have gone nuts. Both alarms were model USI-1208, both made in 2001 Dec 08. Apart from these two detectors, there are three others in my...
  11. Electrical
    currently there exists a light with 14/2 wire with the whites tied together and the black wires top and bottom of a single switch. what do i need to do to tie in the fan to make the switch turn on the fan and light with one switch at the same time?
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